A Quick and Easy Cover Letter Format That Works

A Quick and Easy Cover Letter Format That Works

It’s easy to overthink a cover letter with the idea that the hiring manager will scour the piece looking for clues about your qualifications. Often, hopeful applicants will jam a page (or more) with accomplishments in the hopes that the reader will be impressed by an expansive array of specific skills. However, according to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management, most readers look at your cover letter for less than 1 minute. That means they are scanning rather than reading.

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How an HR Pro Writes a Cover Letter

How an HR Pro Writes a Cover Letter

We like to highlight interesting ways people job hunt on CareerCloud. To us it's part of the new school approach to standing out in a crowded job market. So when Chris Fields alerted us to this job seeker we felt it would make a good read. Check out this visual cover letter from Kristi Millhiser, an HR professional from Hawaii.

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